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Aerospace Engineering students at Sumter Career and Technology Center practice using flight simulators to identify the airport and calculate fuel consumption, flight time and payload. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
Sumter High School seniors Tae "Aiden" Kim and Jeshua Espiritu are best friends and share many commonalities: a strong work ethic, top-of-their-class rankings, and both recently earned national distinction for their academics. At the school's … more
Student achievement scores and the recurring subject of Title I funding and teacher bonuses distributed last school year highlight Sumter school board's meeting on Monday night. A presentation from the Office of Information Technology and … more
It is a different environment to teach in, but Sumter County Adult Education teachers Austin Floyd and Stanley Hayes say instructing non-traditional students outside the regular K-12 setting has numerous benefits. This week is National Adult … more
Tuesday was Talk Like a Pirate Day, and students at Lemira Elementary School celebrated the day with storytelling by Sumter County Museum employees. PHOTOS PROVIDED more
Sumter School District's End of Course Exam Program scores from the spring were up from 2022, but there is plenty of room for improvement, as Algebra 1 and Biology 1 scores are still below pre-pandemic levels. With Monday's release of End of … more
This past Saturday the Sumter High School Junior Civitan club partnered with Sumter's Clemson Extension to clean up at Packs Landing in Rimini. Katie Collins from Clemson Extension brought supplies, and Kyle Austin, Sumter High Teacher … more
Sumter school board's Policy Committee will meet today at 5 p.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. The committee will be considering updates from the South Carolina School Boards Association and other additional policies, according … more
Clarendon County schools will see major upgrades soon after county council approved millions in funding through a tax relief act. During the Sept. 11 county council meeting, County Administrator … more
A 2018-19 district facilities' study conducted by a consultant that has sat on the shelf for four and a half years will soon go before the Sumter School District's Board of Trustees, a mostly different one than initiated the study. At the school … more
STAFF REPORT Georgia Pacific of Manning showed its support for Clarendon County School District through a substantial lumber donation to the F.E. DuBose Career Center Building and Construction Program. The district recently announced the … more
Former college football star, best-selling author and well-known philanthropist Tim Tebow is returning to Sumter for a second year in a row as Wilson Hall's speaker for the private school's annual Mission Series next month. The school's new … more
In a split vote, Sumter's school board decided to put on pause an administrative recommendation to allocate nearly $400,000 for renovations to a middle school football field until a better cost estimate can be obtained. After Mayewood Middle … more
Sumter school board's Finance Committee wants to restart conversations on a new technical high school concept to serve district students and ultimately help more in workforce development. Finance Committee Chairman Daniel Palumbo and committee … more
"It's not just the smoke or the pictures."The direct impact of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks can be felt even here in Sumter.Shereza Middleton is an academic counselor at Liberty STEAM Charter School. She's also a born-and-raised New Yorker who moved … more
Moving nearly $400,000 originally allocated for a football field complex at R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy to a former middle school where the team still plays is a recommendation before Sumter school board on Monday. After Mayewood … more
The first Food Service Menu Tasting hosted by Sumter School District was held at Sumter High School on Thursday, Sept. 7. The evening gave non-students a chance to try the meal options offered in Sumter … more
The University of South Carolina Sumter will host a Constitution Day program on Monday, Sept. 11, at noon in the USC Sumter Arts and Letters Lecture Hall. The event is free, open to the public, suitable for all ages and promises to be educational … more
PHOTO PROVIDED Mrs. Richardson's sixth-grade science students at Alice Drive Middle School investigated the effects of adding or removing thermal energy from the chemical reactions within a glow stick. Students made conclusions on how molecules … more
Mrs. Anderson's kindergarten class at Manchester Elementary School learned about 3-D shapes last week by making cylinder windsocks and enjoying 3-D-shaped snacks. more
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